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Summer Fun at DIY Crafts

We have been in the house all week and today we just had to get out. I think we were going insane getting a touch of cabin fever being inside so long. It's just so hot to be anywhere except somewhere with the A/C blowing to the max. So my little guy and I headed out to Do It Yourself Crafts this morning.

When you walk in, you are greeted by Mrs. Julia, the store owner and her staff who are all so friendly and helpful. They don't even fuss when your handsome little Picasso spills a little paint 10 minutes after you walk in the door.

You have walls and walls of pottery like these

and these very reasonably priced pieces to choose from. What is great about DIY Crafts is there are no hidden costs. No studio fees, no firing fees, nothing, nada. You pay what the price on the piece is.

And if you just aren't sure what to paint, they have tons of inspiration pieces like these

and these to get you going.

And for the Alabama fan (or any other SEC team for that matter!), they have designs like this to show your game day spirit! Roll Tide!

Once you decide what it is you are going to do, there is a wall of colors, brushes and stencils to choose from.

Then you get busy creating your little work of art. If you hit a road bump along the way, Julia and her staff are there to guide you and keep you going.

I saw my inspiration piece and got busy. I painted a square plate with tons of layered dots. It doesn't look that great right now because the paint looks flat and dull but once it goes through Julia's in-house kiln of magic, it will end up a glossy, bright piece that I know I am going to love.

My piece should look similar to this piece created by someone else. I used a chocolate brown as my base and then used a white, a burgandy, 2 greens and 2 blues as my layered dots.

The mini-Picasso painted a large bowl with a Super Mario Brothers theme. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm sure many bowls of cereal and ice cream will be served in it pretty soon.

They also offer things like glass crafts, tye-dying, and mosaic stone pieces.

Look at all that is going on this summer. Such a fun place to be!

This place is seriously so cool-- and I mean that literally and figuratively! If you are a local My Pretties follower and you need a way to beat the summer heat, you should visit them. They are located at 1909 Oxmoor Road in Homewood. If not, check your area and see if there is a DIY studio nearby you.

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